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Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: July 2 – July 8, 2018

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ADAFRUIT WEEKLY EDITORIAL ROUND-UP


We’ve got so much happening here at Adafruit that it’s not always easy to keep up! Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered. Each week we’ll be posting a handy round-up of what we’ve been up to, ranging from learn guides to blog articles, videos, and more.


BLOG

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micro:bit motion sensor hardware change
This is mostly for accessory makers and software developers –

In the coming months, we will be releasing a minor revision of the BBC micro:bit that uses a different compass and accelerometer. If you’re a user of micro:bit and you create scripts in one of our supported online editors, and then copy (flash) them onto your micro:bit, you won’t need to change anything that you’re doing.

check out the full post here!

More BLOG:

Keeping with tradition, we covered quite a bit this past week. Here’s a short list of highlights:


LEARN

Hammer Time Mini Golf Hazard with Crickit
Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt Em! Build a mini golf hole with crushing hammer hazard! You can build a hole for your dream miniature golf course that has this smashing obstacle — the Hammer Time hazard! Using cardboard boxes, Crickit, Circuit Playground Express, a gearbox motor, and some craft supplies, you’ll create a relentless hammer obstacle that takes just the right timing to avoid that hazard and sink your ball in the hole!

See full guide here!

More LEARN

Browse all that’s new in the Adafruit Learning System here!


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